Dr. Calvin Carl Gotlieb

Member of the Order of Canada; Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
(BA 1942 UC)
Dr. Calvin Carl Gotlieb

Computing pioneer and scholar Calvin Carl Gotlieb is aptly described as the father of computing in Canada. He cofounded the computation centre at U of T in 1948 and was part of the team that built the first computers in the nation. Gotlieb also created the first course in computing to be offered at a Canadian university, and the first graduate department in computer science, both at U of T. An expert in mathematical, business, and scientific applications, he is often consulted on social issues, timetables, graph theory, international development, and seaway calculations.